1. You’re no longer the center of the universe.
True success requires the ability to feel empathy — to realize that other people’s feelings and dreams are just as important as ours, and we cannot succeed without them.
2. You stay positive.
Hope and optimism are essential components of a happy life. If you dwell on the things that go wrong, you become bitter and resentful. When that happens, you fail — no matter what you may have achieved. Real success means always seeing the bright side and believing you have the power to make even the worst situations better.
3. You know that failure isn’t forever.
When you fail, you don’t automatically assume that you’re a failure. Instead, you embrace each failure as an opportunity to learn something — and then you move on.
4. You keep things in perspective.
Sometimes bad things happen. It’s part of life. Master the ability to keep your problems in perspective. Mark it down as a huge success.
5. You ask for help when you need it.
Refusing to ask for help, no matter how much you’re struggling, is a sign of emotional immaturity, understand no one succeeds alone.
6. You realize that life isn’t a zero-sum game.
One sure sign of success is the ability to celebrate others’ achievements with sincere enthusiasm.
7. You can tell the difference between drama and excitement.
Remember the days when stable relationships were boring, and you quickly got tired of anyone who treated you as they should? If that kind of “drama” is a thing of the past, congratulations. If you prefer stability and depth to drama, you’re succeeding.
8. You no longer care what other people think.
You only worry about what other people think when you still feel like you have something to prove. Understand that other people’s opinions are just that — opinions. They have no effect on reality.
9. You accept what you can’t change and change what you can.
There’s a difference between pessimism and practicality. If there’s a hurricane headed your way, there’s nothing you can do to stop it. But once you accept that the hurricane is coming, you can start working to mitigate its effects.
Toon Explainers – Jan 27, 2017